“I would like to pray Psalms 91 for you,” my friend announced. “Huh? Ok -go ahead – fine with me,” I said. So she did. It was a beautiful prayer, but I didn’t think much about it – until the next week when I encountered some mountain lions.
Afterward, I thought about those scriptures my friend prayed – especially Psalms 91:11 “For He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways…”
and Psalms 91:13 “You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.”
Hmm – I thought — WOW! God DID protect me from the lion! WOW oh WOW! Thank you God! Afterward I decided that Psalms 91, was a cool chapter to memorize, so I started working on it.
Well — I am here to HIGHLY recommend scripture memory to you! I have not finished memorizing Psalms 91 yet, but I’m getting close. I can not describe to you the wonderful medicine this has been to my soul! God’s word has soaked into my heart and OH the peace and joy I have experienced!
No, I don’t think that the act of memorizing the scripture is somehow magical. The Pharisees in the Bible knew lots of scripture, but their hearts were hard.
But I do think that with an open heart towards God’s word, that He uses that somehow! I am almost beyond words in how amazing this fellowship has been. So – I encourage you with all that I have — Find a scripture that you like and memorize it, and then open your heart to God’s leading!